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“Disappointing”

Mornington Peninsula National Park
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Mornington Peninsula Cheese, Chocolate and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Melbourne
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Owner description: Diverse coastal environment offers a variety of outdoor recreation, from swimming and surfing to hiking and exploring historic sites.
Perth, Australia
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We hired a car from Melbourne specifically to come see this national park. Whilst it was pleasant, it was no way worth the cost and the 2 hours each way to get there. The walking trails are nothing special and the forts and gun placements are frankly disappointing. The park's bus shuttle is also a rip off - $7.50 per person for a one way ride between Fort Napean and the Gunners Cottage (15 mins max) and presumably more to get back to the visitor's centre.

Visited April 2014
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English first
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“Day out”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Day trip to sorento mornington peninsula stunning views fantastic beaches lovely food. Beach side pub friendly staff, variety of stunning food on offer .

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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“Mornington Peninsula Australia”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

This area is an area of natural beauty with sun drenched beaches littering the whole coastline.
We stayed at Blackrock but visited numerous beaches and attracts surrounding the coastline.
Great for swimming and in certain areas great for snorkelling.
However the area is susceptible to great variations in temperature and weather pattenrs. For example the temperature on one day was forty four degrees and the following day it was only twenty five...........a drop of nineteen degrees overnight.
The whole coastline is supported by the Aussie culture of great restaurants and wonderful coffee shops.
A great place to visit and experience

Visited January 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Beautiful place and free”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We went to Point nepean , inside the national park and we was surprised , free entrance , you just can rent a bike or buggy (27/28$) or get shuttle (10$) if you don't want walk , it's around 4/5km but so nice , clear water as well.
And if it's too far, you walk 500m and you also have a nice view and walk.
Definitely back there soon

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Melbourne's best kept secret”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Started out our Christmas Day Road trip with a couple of hours walking about a kilometer into Rosebud Beach, a shallow beach stretch for as far as the eye can see. It has that almost cristal blue colour everyone dies to see in places like Bora Bora or even Whitehaven beach. Absolutely breath taking. On a day where the sky is clear you see the city skyline in the horizon. Deinetely worth the drive.

If you have the time I suggest finding your way to Blairgowrie Back Beach and Bridgewater Bay. It is a bit of a struggle to find your way to it because it doesn't come up on any maps or GPS navigation devices. Yet, my friends and I managed to drive around and find it. Going towards the tip of Mornington Peninsula, get off Napean Hwy onto St. Johns Wood Rd and keep going until you hit a dead end. You come to a walking path that leads to the spot and the walking path continues along the peninsula. Breath taking view off the cliff. Amazing spot to watch the Sunset from. If you are lucky, during low tide I hear there are rock pools, which I was not fortunate enough to see, but the waves itself were pretty spectacular to witness. It forms these small water falls over the ridges of the rock pools. I am sure you are able to see them better during low tide.

But yes, if I ever find the time to, I would definetely go there again.

Visited December 2013
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